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Old 11-19-09, 03:38 PM   #1
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No Water so Now what?

OK, I spent the past 20 plus years riding running and at times swimming. I did my first triathlon in 1987.....I wish to return to the Triathlon world...I 've been doing Biathlons for ever. Problem I have no water......Is it possilbe to train and do OK with out actually swimming.....I do lift weights, do pushups and now shoulder stuff with bands......What if anything can I do to get ready for next year....
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Old 11-19-09, 06:47 PM   #2
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You need to find a pool. We have people drive 45 miles to our small town to swim in our 4 lane 25 yard pool.
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Find a pool, or move.
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if you can find an indoor rowing machine, thats a great place to start. i was a rower all though college, and i was suprised how much a rowing machine prepares your upper back and arms for swimming. that said, nothing is better than swimming to prepare for swimming.
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No pools in New Jersey? Most community rec centers have pools and entry is usually $5-$10. My local rec center has discounts for buying packages of multiple entries.
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Not sure where in New Jersey you are, but here are some YMCA locations in the New Jersey area.

Your Closest YMCAs

YMCA Camp Topanemus

380 Monmouth Rd
Freehold, NJ 07728
Web: http://www.topanemus.org
Phone: 732-294-7727
Approx Distance: 9 miles


Ocean County YMCA

1088 West Whitty Rd
Toms River, NJ 08755
Web: http://www.ocymca.org
Phone: 732-341-9622
Approx Distance: 11 miles


Camp Zehnder YMCA

3911 Herbertsville Rd
Brick, NJ 08724
Web: http://www.thecommunityymca.org
Phone: 732-836-9177
Approx Distance: 16 miles


Hightstown-East Windsor YMCA

230 Mercer St
Hightstown, NJ 08520
Web: http://www.ymcanj.org
Phone: 609-448-1357
Approx Distance: 16 miles


YMCA of Western Monmouth County

470 E Freehold Rd
Freehold, NJ 07728
Web: http://www.ymcanj.org
Phone: 732-462-0464
Approx Distance: 17 miles


Hamilton Area YMCA

1315 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd.
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Web: http://www.hamiltonymca.org
Phone: 609-581-9622
Approx Distance: 19 miles


Arrowhead Branch

521 County Rd 520
Marlboro, NJ 07746
Web: http://www.thecommunityymca.org
Phone: 732-946-4598
Approx Distance: 21 miles


Morrisville Branch YMCA

200 N Pennsylvania Ave
Morrisville, PA 19067
Phone: 215-736-8077
Approx Distance: 22 miles


South Brunswick Family YMCA

329 Culver Rd
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Web: http://www.southbrunswickymca.org
Phone: 732-329-1150
Approx Distance: 22 miles


Trenton Area Family YMCA

431 Pennington Ave
Trenton, NJ 08618
Web: http://www.greatertrentonareaymca.o
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Phone: 609-599-9622
Approx Distance: 23 miles


Lower Bucks Family YMCA

601 S Oxford Valley Rd
Fairless Hills, PA 19030
Web: http://www.lowerbucksymca.org
Phone: 215-949-3400
Approx Distance: 24 miles


Fairless Hills Branch YMCA

601 S Oxford Valley Rd
Fairless Hills, PA 19030
Phone: 215-949-3400
Approx Distance: 24 miles


Princeton Family YMCA

59 Paul Robeson Pl #1
Princeton, NJ 08540
Web: http://www.princetonymca.org
Phone: 609-497-9622
Approx Distance: 24 miles


Riverfront Branch YMCA

302 Commerce Sq Blvd
Burlington City, NJ 08016
Web: http://www.ymca-bc.org
Phone: 609-543-6200
Approx Distance: 25 miles


Camp Ockanickon YMCA

1303 Stokes Rd
Medford, NJ 08055
Web: http://www.ycamp.org
Phone: 609-654-8225
Approx Distance: 25 miles


Burlington County YMCA

59 Centerton Rd
Mt Laurel, NJ 08054
Web: http://www.ymca-bc.org
Phone: 856-234-6200
Approx Distance: 26 miles


Child Achievement Branch

201 Broad Street
Matawan, NJ 07747
Web: http://www.thecommunityymca.org
Phone: 732-566-9266
Approx Distance: 26 miles


Counseling and Social Services Branch

166 Main St
Matawan, NJ 07747
Web: http://www.thecommunityymca.org
Phone: 732-290-9040
Approx Distance: 26 miles


Family Health and Fitness Branch

166 Maple Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Web: http://www.thecommunityymca.org
Phone: 732-741-2504
Approx Distance: 27 miles


Raritan Valley YMCA

144 Tices Lane
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Web: http://www.raritanvalleyymca.org
Phone: 732-257-4114
Approx Distance: 27 miles


Hopewell Valley YMCA

62 South Main St
Pennington, NJ 08534
Web: http://www.hvymca.org
Phone: 609-737-3048
Approx Distance: 27 miles


Y Arts and Community Outreach Branch

113 Tindall Rd
Middletown, NJ 07748
Web: http://www.thecommunityymca.org
Phone: 732-671-5505
Approx Distance: 29 miles


The Community YMCA

113 Tindall Road
Middletown, NJ 07748
Web: http://www.thecommunityymca.org
Phone: 732-671-5505
Approx Distance: 29 miles


Northeast Family Branch YMCA

11088 Knights Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19154
Web: www.philaymca.org
Phone: 215-632-0100
Approx Distance: 30 miles


190 Sycamore Street
Newtown, PA 18940
Phone: 215-579-6200
Approx Distance: 31 miles
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